A business and tax law practitioner for more than 25 years, Yuri offers a pragmatic, dependable, and timely approach to his clients’ business transaction and tax matters, from the simple to the complex. Clients rely on his business and tax knowledge to inform the legal and economic facets of their business agreements and contracts.

Yuri’s counsel for a wide range of individuals and businesses includes areas such as:

  • Negotiation and structuring of business and tax transactions, including acquisitions, mergers, and joint ventures
  • Formation, organization, and operation of various entities
  • Analysis of federal and state income tax and representation before the Internal Revenue Service and various state tax administrators
  • Business succession planning and wealth transfer (whether intra-family-, key employee-, or joint venture-related)
  • Deferred compensation plan development, implementation, and maintenance
  • Governing and management advice for nonprofit organizations

Yuri provides creative solutions to the challenges faced by limited liability companies and other pass-through entities, and he has structured special allocations and preferred returns for complex business relationships. His representation includes counsel to individuals and businesses on income, sales, and pass-through tax aspects of controversies with federal and state tax authorities.



William Mitchell College of Law, J.D.; cum laude

Gustavus Adolphus College, B.A.; cum laude


  • Certified Public Accountant (inactive) – Minnesota


  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Tax Court

Honors & Recognitions

The Best Lawyers in America (2013-present)

News & Insights


Speaking Engagements



Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Tax Institute Planning Committee (2003-2013)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Tax Section – Chair (2006-2007); Treasurer (2005-2006); Secretary (2004-2005); Member, Minnesota State Bar Association Tax Council (2003-2006)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Assembly Member (2005-2006)
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • American Institute for Certified Public Accountants
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants